Period
to 18 April 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for Office 365 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Office 365 over the 6 months to 18 April 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Office 365 (O365)
England > London
6 months to
18 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 63 76 100
Rank change year-on-year +13 +24 +71
Contract jobs citing Office 365 1,692 1,506 994
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 4.00% 3.26% 2.46%
As % of the Cloud Services category 13.64% 14.44% 15.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,195 1,088 705
London median daily rate £400 £391 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.24% -2.19% -2.44%
10th Percentile £149 £136 £161
90th Percentile £588 £575 £606
England median daily rate £388 £360 £375
% change year-on-year +7.64% -4.00% -2.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 43 14
London median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +8.11% +8.82%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.35 £11.08
90th Percentile £37.50 £97.00 £22.63
England median hourly rate £16.50 £17.25 £14.88
% change year-on-year -4.35% +15.97% -0.83%

Office 365 is in the Cloud Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 12,404 10,426 6,465
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 29.29% 22.60% 16.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,011 7,658 4,790
London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +6.38%
10th Percentile £353 £325 £325
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £500 £480 £458
% change year-on-year +4.17% +4.92% +1.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 90 41
London median hourly rate £24.50 £26.78 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.50% +40.92% -26.92%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £72.50 £55.25 £107.50
England median hourly rate £18.76 £20.00 £18.38
% change year-on-year -6.20% +8.84% -9.26%

Office 365
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Office 365 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Office 365 in London

Office 365
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Office 365 in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Office 365 in London

Office 365
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Office 365 in London over the 6 months to 18 April 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Office 365 in London

Office 365
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Office 365 in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Office 365 in London

Office 365
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Office 365 in London over the 6 months to 18 April 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Office 365 in London

Office 365
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Office 365 within the London region over the 6 months to 18 April 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Central London +11 440 £420 +5.00% 39
West London +38 72 £300 +11.11% 21
South London +8 55 £265 -27.89% 5
East London -22 27 £350 -12.50% 2
North London -7 20 £250 -9.09% 3
Office 365
England

For the 6 months to 18 April 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Office 365 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the London region with a requirement for Office 365.

1 973 (57.51%) Windows
2 802 (47.40%) Active Directory
3 790 (46.69%) Microsoft
4 535 (31.62%) Microsoft Azure
5 487 (28.78%) Windows 10
6 430 (25.41%) Migration
7 358 (21.16%) Finance
8 347 (20.51%) Windows Server
9 346 (20.45%) Microsoft Office
10 343 (20.27%) SharePoint
11 320 (18.91%) PowerShell
12 309 (18.26%) SCCM
13 302 (17.85%) VMware
14 233 (13.77%) Windows 7
15 229 (13.53%) MS Exchange
16 218 (12.88%) Citrix
17 201 (11.88%) ITIL
18 186 (10.99%) Skype
19 179 (10.58%) Skype for Business
20 169 (9.99%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 164 (9.69%) DNS
22 158 (9.34%) VMware Infrastructure
23 141 (8.33%) Cisco
24 139 (8.22%) Azure Active Directory
25 138 (8.16%) Firewall
26 132 (7.80%) Windows Server 2012
27 131 (7.74%) DHCP
28 128 (7.57%) SQL
29 127 (7.51%) Agile Software Development
30 121 (7.15%) Windows Server 2008

Office 365
Co-occurring IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 343 (20.27%) SharePoint
2 229 (13.53%) MS Exchange
3 179 (10.58%) Skype for Business
4 97 (5.73%) Exchange Server 2013
5 75 (4.43%) Exchange Server 2010
6 35 (2.07%) IIS
7 27 (1.60%) SharePoint 2010
8 24 (1.42%) SharePoint 2013
9 22 (1.30%) Confluence
10 14 (0.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 12 (0.71%) Apache
12 11 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2007
13 8 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2003
13 8 (0.47%) Tomcat
14 7 (0.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 7 (0.41%) SharePoint Server
15 6 (0.35%) CMS
15 6 (0.35%) WordPress
16 4 (0.24%) Office Communications Server
16 4 (0.24%) Umbraco
Applications
1 346 (20.45%) Microsoft Office
2 47 (2.78%) Microsoft Excel
3 30 (1.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 12 (0.71%) InfoPath
4 12 (0.71%) Microsoft Project
5 7 (0.41%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.12%) Shockwave
6 2 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.059%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.059%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.059%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.059%) Revit
7 1 (0.059%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 47 (2.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.71%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.12%) Carpe Diem
3 2 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.12%) Retail-J
3 2 (0.12%) SAP Retail
4 1 (0.059%) Raiser's Edge
4 1 (0.059%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 535 (31.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 139 (8.22%) Azure Active Directory
3 114 (6.74%) Amazon AWS
3 114 (6.74%) OneDrive
4 67 (3.96%) IaaS
5 59 (3.49%) PaaS
6 55 (3.25%) SaaS
7 40 (2.36%) Yammer
8 39 (2.30%) G Suite
9 37 (2.19%) Dynamics 365
10 24 (1.42%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 20 (1.18%) Google Cloud Platform
11 20 (1.18%) Mimecast
12 12 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
13 11 (0.65%) Slack
14 9 (0.53%) Serverless
15 8 (0.47%) Lucidchart
16 7 (0.41%) Azure Functions
17 6 (0.35%) GitHub
18 5 (0.30%) Dropbox
Communications & Networking
1 186 (10.99%) Skype
2 164 (9.69%) DNS
3 138 (8.16%) Firewall
4 131 (7.74%) DHCP
5 104 (6.15%) WAN
6 90 (5.32%) VPN
7 84 (4.96%) LAN
8 72 (4.26%) TCP/IP
9 59 (3.49%) SAN
10 55 (3.25%) VoIP
11 32 (1.89%) Wi-Fi
12 27 (1.60%) Internet
12 27 (1.60%) Unified Communications
13 26 (1.54%) Intranet
13 26 (1.54%) Wireless
14 24 (1.42%) MPLS
15 23 (1.36%) Cisco ASA
15 23 (1.36%) SMTP
16 19 (1.12%) NetScaler
16 19 (1.12%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 104 (6.15%) SQL Server
2 31 (1.83%) Power BI
3 29 (1.71%) MySQL
4 21 (1.24%) SQL Server 2012
4 21 (1.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 20 (1.18%) Big Data
5 20 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 17 (1.00%) SQL Server 2014
7 15 (0.89%) SQL Server 2016
8 13 (0.77%) Azure SQL Database
8 13 (0.77%) Relational Database
9 11 (0.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 9 (0.53%) Amazon RDS
11 8 (0.47%) Data Lake
11 8 (0.47%) Data Warehouse
12 6 (0.35%) Blockchain
13 5 (0.30%) RDBMS
13 5 (0.30%) SQL Server 2008
14 4 (0.24%) NoSQL
14 4 (0.24%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 38 (2.25%) JIRA
2 30 (1.77%) Visual Studio
3 18 (1.06%) MSI
4 16 (0.95%) Git (software)
5 15 (0.89%) Team Foundation Server
6 12 (0.71%) WiX
7 9 (0.53%) Jenkins
8 8 (0.47%) Visual Studio Team System
9 6 (0.35%) Hudson
10 4 (0.24%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 4 (0.24%) WinDbg
11 3 (0.18%) Bitbucket
11 3 (0.18%) WebDriver
12 2 (0.12%) JMeter
12 2 (0.12%) Selenium
12 2 (0.12%) Zephyr
13 1 (0.059%) AdminStudio
13 1 (0.059%) Gatling
13 1 (0.059%) TeamCity
13 1 (0.059%) Travis CI
General
1 358 (21.16%) Finance
2 102 (6.03%) Banking
3 59 (3.49%) Law
4 42 (2.48%) Retail
5 35 (2.07%) Telecoms
6 34 (2.01%) Legal
7 30 (1.77%) Financial Institution
8 21 (1.24%) Advertising
9 16 (0.95%) Investment Banking
10 13 (0.77%) Publishing
11 11 (0.65%) Front Office
12 10 (0.59%) Marketing
13 9 (0.53%) Retail Banking
14 8 (0.47%) Local Government
15 7 (0.41%) Back Office
15 7 (0.41%) French Language
16 6 (0.35%) German Language
17 5 (0.30%) Spanish Language
18 4 (0.24%) Italian Language
19 2 (0.12%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 287 (16.96%) Analyst
2 183 (10.82%) Architect
3 171 (10.11%) Support Engineer
4 139 (8.22%) Office 365 Engineer
5 137 (8.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 120 (7.09%) Project Manager
7 116 (6.86%) Support Analyst
8 109 (6.44%) Desktop Support
9 92 (5.44%) Windows Engineer
10 87 (5.14%) 2nd Line Support
11 86 (5.08%) Consultant
12 83 (4.91%) Service Analyst
13 78 (4.61%) Desktop Engineer
13 78 (4.61%) Office 365 Manager
14 75 (4.43%) Service Desk Analyst
15 67 (3.96%) Developer
15 67 (3.96%) IT Support
16 63 (3.72%) Desktop Support Engineer
17 53 (3.13%) 3rd Line Engineer
18 52 (3.07%) Office 365 Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (3.43%) .NET
2 34 (2.01%) Web Services
3 28 (1.65%) HTML
4 27 (1.60%) ASP.NET
5 24 (1.42%) JSON
6 22 (1.30%) XML
7 21 (1.24%) jQuery
7 21 (1.24%) REST
8 19 (1.12%) Software Packaging
9 18 (1.06%) CSS
10 15 (0.89%) SOAP
11 14 (0.83%) AngularJS
12 13 (0.77%) Ajax
12 13 (0.77%) ASP.NET MVC
12 13 (0.77%) LDAP
13 12 (0.71%) .NET Framework
13 12 (0.71%) Microsoft Graph
14 11 (0.65%) Node.js
15 9 (0.53%) WCF
16 8 (0.47%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 81 (4.79%) Analytical Skills
2 58 (3.43%) User Experience
3 51 (3.01%) Data Centre
4 45 (2.66%) Management Information System
5 40 (2.36%) Self-Motivation
6 32 (1.89%) Clustering
6 32 (1.89%) Video Conferencing
7 28 (1.65%) Smartphone
8 26 (1.54%) Hedge funds
9 24 (1.42%) iPhone
9 24 (1.42%) Mobile App
10 22 (1.30%) Private Cloud
11 21 (1.24%) Hybrid Cloud
11 21 (1.24%) iPad
12 20 (1.18%) Blackberry
13 17 (1.00%) Public Cloud
14 16 (0.95%) Fintech
15 13 (0.77%) Fat Client
15 13 (0.77%) Thin Client
16 11 (0.65%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 973 (57.51%) Windows
2 487 (28.78%) Windows 10
3 347 (20.51%) Windows Server
4 233 (13.77%) Windows 7
5 132 (7.80%) Windows Server 2012
6 121 (7.15%) Windows Server 2008
7 82 (4.85%) Linux
8 52 (3.07%) Apple iOS
9 42 (2.48%) Windows 8
10 40 (2.36%) Android
11 33 (1.95%) Mac OS
12 30 (1.77%) Mac OS X
13 22 (1.30%) Windows Server 2003
14 18 (1.06%) Unix
15 12 (0.71%) Ubuntu
16 11 (0.65%) Windows XP
17 9 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 8 (0.47%) Windows Mobile
19 3 (0.18%) Data ONTAP
19 3 (0.18%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 430 (25.41%) Migration
2 201 (11.88%) ITIL
3 169 (9.99%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 127 (7.51%) Agile Software Development
5 115 (6.80%) Problem-Solving
6 106 (6.26%) Project Management
7 80 (4.73%) Stakeholder Management
8 68 (4.02%) Change Management
8 68 (4.02%) Information Security
9 61 (3.61%) CRM
9 61 (3.61%) PRINCE2
10 60 (3.55%) Service Management
11 54 (3.19%) DevOps
12 48 (2.84%) Disaster Recovery
12 48 (2.84%) ITSM
13 46 (2.72%) Mobile Device Management
14 45 (2.66%) Application Packaging
15 40 (2.36%) Security Management
16 38 (2.25%) Continuous Improvement
16 38 (2.25%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 320 (18.91%) PowerShell
2 128 (7.57%) SQL
3 49 (2.90%) JavaScript
4 41 (2.42%) C#
5 32 (1.89%) VB
6 26 (1.54%) Python
7 23 (1.36%) Java
8 17 (1.00%) C
9 15 (0.89%) Bash Shell
10 11 (0.65%) T-SQL
11 10 (0.59%) VBScript
12 8 (0.47%) Perl
13 5 (0.30%) Shell Script
14 3 (0.18%) PHP
14 3 (0.18%) VBA
15 1 (0.059%) C++
15 1 (0.059%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.059%) Ruby
15 1 (0.059%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 92 (5.44%) Microsoft Certification
2 87 (5.14%) Security Cleared
3 70 (4.14%) SC Cleared
4 53 (3.13%) Degree
5 44 (2.60%) ITIL Certification
6 39 (2.30%) MCSE
7 34 (2.01%) MCSA
8 28 (1.65%) MCP
9 27 (1.60%) Cisco Certification
10 16 (0.95%) CCNA
11 15 (0.89%) MCITP
12 13 (0.77%) A+ Certification
12 13 (0.77%) DBS Check
12 13 (0.77%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 12 (0.71%) Computer Science Degree
14 11 (0.65%) CCNP
14 11 (0.65%) PMI Certification
14 11 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 11 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 10 (0.59%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (2.25%) GDPR
2 33 (1.95%) SLA
3 23 (1.36%) QA
4 19 (1.12%) PMO
5 17 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 14 (0.83%) MiFID
7 10 (0.59%) Dodd-Frank
8 8 (0.47%) PCI DSS
9 6 (0.35%) Data Quality
10 2 (0.12%) Solvency II
11 1 (0.059%) Disclosure Scotland
11 1 (0.059%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 802 (47.40%) Active Directory
2 158 (9.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 100 (5.91%) Hyper-V
4 59 (3.49%) XenApp
5 50 (2.96%) VMware ESXi
6 41 (2.42%) XenDesktop
7 36 (2.13%) Virtual Machines
8 28 (1.65%) Virtual Desktop
9 27 (1.60%) vSphere
10 23 (1.36%) Microsoft App-V
11 21 (1.24%) Docker
12 19 (1.12%) BitLocker
13 15 (0.89%) VMware Workstation
14 12 (0.71%) VMware NSX
15 11 (0.65%) Shibboleth
16 10 (0.59%) XenServer
17 7 (0.41%) KVM
17 7 (0.41%) Virtual Servers
18 6 (0.35%) Terminal Services
18 6 (0.35%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 309 (18.26%) SCCM
2 104 (6.15%) Microsoft Intune
3 46 (2.72%) Single Sign-On
4 28 (1.65%) AirWatch
5 25 (1.48%) WSUS
6 24 (1.42%) SCOM
7 20 (1.18%) Microsoft Clustering
8 17 (1.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 17 (1.00%) vCenter Server
9 16 (0.95%) SCOrch
10 14 (0.83%) Backup Exec
10 14 (0.83%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 11 (0.65%) HP SIM
11 11 (0.65%) Jamf Pro
11 11 (0.65%) QRadar
12 10 (0.59%) Ansible
12 10 (0.59%) Cisco CUCM
13 8 (0.47%) Puppet
14 6 (0.35%) Failover Clustering
15 5 (0.30%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 790 (46.69%) Microsoft
2 302 (17.85%) VMware
3 218 (12.88%) Citrix
4 141 (8.33%) Cisco
5 63 (3.72%) HP
6 57 (3.37%) Apple
7 53 (3.13%) Dell
8 45 (2.66%) Google
9 42 (2.48%) ServiceNow
10 33 (1.95%) Symantec
11 32 (1.89%) Sony
12 30 (1.77%) NetApp
13 27 (1.60%) Ivanti
14 24 (1.42%) Meraki
15 23 (1.36%) Oracle
16 18 (1.06%) CheckPoint
17 17 (1.00%) Nintex
18 16 (0.95%) EMC
18 16 (0.95%) McAfee
18 16 (0.95%) Palo Alto